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Toby Kimball
49,00 € *
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Thomas "Toby" Kimball (born September 7, 1942 in Framingham, Massachusetts) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6''6" power forward from the University of Connecticut, Kimball played in the NBA from 1966 to 1975 as a member of the Boston Celtics, San Diego Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Kansas City Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, and New Orleans Jazz. Kimball averaged 6.1 points and 6.8 rebounds over his career. His best season was his second, in which he averaged a double double (11.0 points and 11.7 rebounds).Kimball was inducted into the University of Connecticut''s "Huskies of Honor" in 2006.

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Stand: 16.07.2020
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Living Dangerously
37,90 CHF *
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Living Dangerously begins by telling the story of a young woman and an account of her formative years growing up in a small town in a close knit family and learning about the Black Country not far away. This was the heartland of heavy industry in South Staffordshire. With the Second World War threatening, at the tender age of 18, Betty Farley volunteered for service in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) where her adventures truly begin, and serves her country until the war's conclusion in 1939. Her story takes the reader on a tour of the British Isles, invariably by steam engine, from Birmingham and on to her numerous postings, London, Oxford, Cornwall, South Wales and Oban, situated on the west coast of Scotland. The backdrop to this book is the war itself, as it was waged by fighter aircraft, frequent bombing raids, V-1 rockets, the London Blitz, the 'blackout', set against the metropolitan night-life, partying at The Savoy, the Queensbury Club in Piccadilly, dancing to the sound of the Glenn Miller Band, the jitterbug and the latest music import, jazz! For many women, as well as men, these were also times of both exhilaration and the chance of tasting independence for the first time. Naturally, this led to long-lasting friendships and romantic attachments, especially with British and American forces at a time when the country was awash with US troops, either stationed here or passing through on the way to the European theatre. Betty Farley carries the reader through that time of the run-up to D-Day and the Normandy landings, with vivid descriptions of the preparations to invade Europe. Having fallen in love, the struggle to make a life changing decision about her marriage to an American and leaving her family is a hard choice, and once made there is no looking back. The future holds many surprises, dramas and adventures, but that's another story. After living in Massachusetts and Michigan she now lives and writes in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 16.07.2020
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Sonny's Bridge
17,90 CHF *
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♦ An appropriately jazzy picture-book biography of African-American musician Sonny Rollins. It impresses from the endpapers, which mirror a vinyl LP in its paper sleeve and then playing on a turntable, to the liner notes about Rollins' seminal album 'The Bridge' in the back. Born and raised in Harlem, Rollins grew up at the perfect time for a jazz musician. Written in free verse that flirts with rhyme, the text moves through measures and beats like the up-and-down swings of jazz. The vibrant, digitally created illustrations set the mood as they go from deep blue and purple nighttime hues to bright daytime tones and back again. The birth of Rollins' career is explored as he acquires and falls in love with his first horn and learns the nuances of jazz by sneaking into some of the greatest clubs in Harlem. By the time he's 19 people have started to notice how great he truly is. He spends most of the 1950s playing two shows a day, every day. Ten years later he needs a sabbatical: 'Sonny knows if he don't jump, / He. Won't. Last.' He practices on the Williamsburg Bridge, and the first album after his return is called 'The Bridge.' Child readers may not have thought much about Rollins, but Wittenstein's admiration for his subject establishes his importance. All the characters present as African-American. Opens the door for further exploration of both man and music. — Kirkus Reviews, starred review ♦ The life of jazz legend Sonny Rollins pulses with the rousing spontaneity of his music in Wittenstein’s free verse biography. Readers witness Rollins’s career as an acclaimed musician followed by his explosive success and the subsequent reincarnations of his art. When Rollins feels like his career is one out-of-control improvisation, he ducks out of the limelight, devoting days and nights to playing his sax on the Williamsburg Bridge. On that bridge, he does some soul-searching; after two years, he returns to the spotlight as a more confident, grounded musician. Wittenstein’s verse replicates the swift tempo of bebop, interspersing rhyme and combining informal vernacular with a sense of extemporization in the rhythm. Some words, such as “per-co-lat-ing,” are punctuated at every syllable, each striking like a staccato note. Others are emphasized in all caps and are onomatopoeic (“BOOM BOP BEBOP!”). Mallett’s smooth, bold illustrations are rendered in dusky purples, moody blues, and earth tones: colors suggesting notes of jazz swirling through a thick night sky. An author’s note, liner notes to Rollins’s seminal album, The Bridge, a time line, and additional content provide an opportunity for further exploration. VERDICT Pair with Rollins’s music to introduce children to this legendary musician and to the rhythmic exuberance of jazz. — School Library Journal, starred review This insightful biography of Sonny Rollins opens with two New Yorkers hearing the sound of saxophone: “What the heck is Sonny Rollins doing on the Williamsburg Bridge?” Wittenstein turns back the clock as Mallett depicts formative moments from Rollins’s life alongside concurrent historical events: Rollins is born at the time of the Harlem Renaissance, and discovers a love for saxophone as WWII soldiers march and eventually give way to civil rights demonstrators. After Rollins’s music career launches and he “rockets to the top of the jazz universe,” the book fast forwards to Rollins’s mid-career moment of crisis: “Looks in the mirror,/ doesn’t like what he sees./ Name bigger than talent.” Seeking a private place to play (Rollins leans dejectedly on his fire escape, his saxophone resting against the railing, the sun setting over the Manhattan skyline), he finds solace in practicing on the bridge, which connects “the old to the new,” and leads to a new recording. Wittenstein fluidly provides historical context while exploring the ebbs and flows of the artistic process. Back matter discusses Rollins’s The Bridge album. — Publishers Weekly A story

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 16.07.2020
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Living Dangerously
19,99 € *
zzgl. 3,00 € Versand

Living Dangerously begins by telling the story of a young woman and an account of her formative years growing up in a small town in a close knit family and learning about the Black Country not far away. This was the heartland of heavy industry in South Staffordshire. With the Second World War threatening, at the tender age of 18, Betty Farley volunteered for service in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) where her adventures truly begin, and serves her country until the war's conclusion in 1939. Her story takes the reader on a tour of the British Isles, invariably by steam engine, from Birmingham and on to her numerous postings, London, Oxford, Cornwall, South Wales and Oban, situated on the west coast of Scotland. The backdrop to this book is the war itself, as it was waged by fighter aircraft, frequent bombing raids, V-1 rockets, the London Blitz, the 'blackout', set against the metropolitan night-life, partying at The Savoy, the Queensbury Club in Piccadilly, dancing to the sound of the Glenn Miller Band, the jitterbug and the latest music import, jazz! For many women, as well as men, these were also times of both exhilaration and the chance of tasting independence for the first time. Naturally, this led to long-lasting friendships and romantic attachments, especially with British and American forces at a time when the country was awash with US troops, either stationed here or passing through on the way to the European theatre. Betty Farley carries the reader through that time of the run-up to D-Day and the Normandy landings, with vivid descriptions of the preparations to invade Europe. Having fallen in love, the struggle to make a life changing decision about her marriage to an American and leaving her family is a hard choice, and once made there is no looking back. The future holds many surprises, dramas and adventures, but that's another story. After living in Massachusetts and Michigan she now lives and writes in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 16.07.2020
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Sonny's Bridge
18,99 € *
zzgl. 3,00 € Versand

♦ An appropriately jazzy picture-book biography of African-American musician Sonny Rollins. It impresses from the endpapers, which mirror a vinyl LP in its paper sleeve and then playing on a turntable, to the liner notes about Rollins' seminal album 'The Bridge' in the back. Born and raised in Harlem, Rollins grew up at the perfect time for a jazz musician. Written in free verse that flirts with rhyme, the text moves through measures and beats like the up-and-down swings of jazz. The vibrant, digitally created illustrations set the mood as they go from deep blue and purple nighttime hues to bright daytime tones and back again. The birth of Rollins' career is explored as he acquires and falls in love with his first horn and learns the nuances of jazz by sneaking into some of the greatest clubs in Harlem. By the time he's 19 people have started to notice how great he truly is. He spends most of the 1950s playing two shows a day, every day. Ten years later he needs a sabbatical: 'Sonny knows if he don't jump, / He. Won't. Last.' He practices on the Williamsburg Bridge, and the first album after his return is called 'The Bridge.' Child readers may not have thought much about Rollins, but Wittenstein's admiration for his subject establishes his importance. All the characters present as African-American. Opens the door for further exploration of both man and music. — Kirkus Reviews, starred review ♦ The life of jazz legend Sonny Rollins pulses with the rousing spontaneity of his music in Wittenstein’s free verse biography. Readers witness Rollins’s career as an acclaimed musician followed by his explosive success and the subsequent reincarnations of his art. When Rollins feels like his career is one out-of-control improvisation, he ducks out of the limelight, devoting days and nights to playing his sax on the Williamsburg Bridge. On that bridge, he does some soul-searching; after two years, he returns to the spotlight as a more confident, grounded musician. Wittenstein’s verse replicates the swift tempo of bebop, interspersing rhyme and combining informal vernacular with a sense of extemporization in the rhythm. Some words, such as “per-co-lat-ing,” are punctuated at every syllable, each striking like a staccato note. Others are emphasized in all caps and are onomatopoeic (“BOOM BOP BEBOP!”). Mallett’s smooth, bold illustrations are rendered in dusky purples, moody blues, and earth tones: colors suggesting notes of jazz swirling through a thick night sky. An author’s note, liner notes to Rollins’s seminal album, The Bridge, a time line, and additional content provide an opportunity for further exploration. VERDICT Pair with Rollins’s music to introduce children to this legendary musician and to the rhythmic exuberance of jazz. — School Library Journal, starred review This insightful biography of Sonny Rollins opens with two New Yorkers hearing the sound of saxophone: “What the heck is Sonny Rollins doing on the Williamsburg Bridge?” Wittenstein turns back the clock as Mallett depicts formative moments from Rollins’s life alongside concurrent historical events: Rollins is born at the time of the Harlem Renaissance, and discovers a love for saxophone as WWII soldiers march and eventually give way to civil rights demonstrators. After Rollins’s music career launches and he “rockets to the top of the jazz universe,” the book fast forwards to Rollins’s mid-career moment of crisis: “Looks in the mirror,/ doesn’t like what he sees./ Name bigger than talent.” Seeking a private place to play (Rollins leans dejectedly on his fire escape, his saxophone resting against the railing, the sun setting over the Manhattan skyline), he finds solace in practicing on the bridge, which connects “the old to the new,” and leads to a new recording. Wittenstein fluidly provides historical context while exploring the ebbs and flows of the artistic process. Back matter discusses Rollins’s The Bridge album. — Publishers Weekly A story

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 16.07.2020
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The Rockets Part 2; The Rockets On A High 6 pack
5,99 € *
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The Rockets play football on the beach, but Jazz falls asleep. Will she get to see the big game? The Rockets Part 2: The Rockets On A High Beautifully illustrated in colour, this story continues the introduction of graphemes and phonemes and builds some more complex sounds.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 16.07.2020
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The Rockets Part 2; The Rockets On A High 6 pack
6,90 CHF *
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The Rockets play football on the beach, but Jazz falls asleep. Will she get to see the big game? The Rockets Part 2: The Rockets On A High Beautifully illustrated in colour, this story continues the introduction of graphemes and phonemes and builds some more complex sounds.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 16.07.2020
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